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WARNING: If I put a harmful acid on my face saying I like the look of acid scars, would you also dare to give it a try?
That’s what I thought.
So even in this case, just because I’m putting baking soda on my face, does not mean you have to be my minion and do it too.
Do your research, ask someone wiser like a doctor or anyone you’d trust in this matter, before trying it.
Especially if you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant or under any serious medications.
I’m just sharing my experience here, which I’m loving.
Coconut oil and baking soda mask is claiming to make people look 10 years younger.
Tomorrow is Christmas day, so I guess this thing is gonna make me look 15.
I better be ready to talk about this beauty *secret* to all my family & friends tomorrow.
To be honest, I’ll be happy to not look like a zombie on Christmas day.
So here’s hoping this face mask is going to bake me into a yummylicious looking thing for tomorrow.
Erm..I asked my dad to go get me some baking soda from our local grocery store and he was like, are you gonna bake a cake for Christmas?
I said to him, No I’m gonna bake my face.
Did you laugh? He didn’t either. He just gave me that err look and went.
Guess what he came back with? Baking powder!
The reason I’m making a fuss about this my loveleys, is because, baking soda and baking powder are not the same.
Baking soda is the pure 100% Sodium Bicarbonate, which is what we want to use on our face or any skin/hair care routines.
Baking powder on the other hand, is a mixture of Sodium Bicarbonate, corn starch and some other raising agent used for baking purposes.
It could be safe, but I don’t want to try the “could be” out on my face.
So I’ve already placed my order for pure 100% Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), which should be arriving by tomorrow or the day after.
In the meanwhile, I made my sister go buy me some pure baking soda from our local food supermarket.
For this Baking soda + Coconut oil Face mask, you will need:
- 1 teaspoon of Pure baking soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), not baking powder.
- 2 teaspoons of unrefined Extra virgin coconut oil. I’m using Vita COCO Cold pressed Coconut oil for my mask.
- A small bowl or something to mix them in.
What to do next:
1- Cleanse your face with warm water and mild face wash or soap and pat dry.
2- Mix the baking soda and coconut oil into a nice paste.
3- Apply on your face.
4- Wait for 5 minutes and wipe off with a warm cloth before washing it off with warm water.
5- Splash cold water on your face for a minute to close your opened pores.
6- Recommended to do once or twice a week for best results. No more.
7- I used the leftover on my arms and legs in the shower.
NOTE: I’ve just done mine right before bedtime. I think that’s the best way to go unless you’re looking to get a tan on your face?
You really don’t want to walk out with oil on your face.
It will feel less oily after you pat dry your skin, but still, not the best idea to walk out with it during the day unless you’re looking forward to a tan.
Here’s mine and this is how yours should also look like:
I’m sitting here with my baking soda and coconut oil mask and watching the clock.
Immediate results after washing off the pure baking soda and Coconut oil mask:
Well, photos can lie sometimes. I obviously don’t look 10 years younger, not even 1, after this mask application.
But I guess, it will make some difference in the long run.
It feels squeaky clean and soft though.
Baking soda obviously is a super good natural exfoliant, so I’m not fully surprised about the squeaky clean feel.
I’m going to keep up with this mask once a week, for at least a month, before I can jump to any serious conclusions about its effectiveness.
Bottom line: I knew it wasn’t gonna make me look 10 years younger, and I truly wasn’t expecting that.
But I love how it gave my skin a nice instant glow and super softness. My skin looks and feels fresh, like really fresh.
So if you give it a go, do so with some realistic expectations.
Also, do it once a week, as recommended, to really get the best out of this baking soda and coconut oil mask.
I’m so in love with the smell of this Vita COCO coconut oil. Can’t wait to eat some tomorrow. Also going to start oil pulling from the day after Christmas, hopefully.
Have you tried out this baking soda and coconut oil face mask? Feel free to share your results below.